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diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index c53784c119c8..94eb86287bcb 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -347,6 +347,8 @@ struct inode_operations {
int (*mknod) (struct inode *,struct dentry *,umode_t,dev_t);
int (*rename) (struct inode *, struct dentry *,
struct inode *, struct dentry *);
+ int (*rename2) (struct inode *, struct dentry *,
+ struct inode *, struct dentry *, unsigned int);
int (*readlink) (struct dentry *, char __user *,int);
void * (*follow_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *);
void (*put_link) (struct dentry *, struct nameidata *, void *);
@@ -414,6 +416,20 @@ otherwise noted.
rename: called by the rename(2) system call to rename the object to
have the parent and name given by the second inode and dentry.
+ rename2: this has an additional flags argument compared to rename.
+ If no flags are supported by the filesystem then this method
+ need not be implemented. If some flags are supported then the
+ filesystem must return -EINVAL for any unsupported or unknown
+ flags. Currently the following flags are implemented:
+ (1) RENAME_NOREPLACE: this flag indicates that if the target
+ of the rename exists the rename should fail with -EEXIST
+ instead of replacing the target. The VFS already checks for
+ existence, so for local filesystems the RENAME_NOREPLACE
+ implementation is equivalent to plain rename.
+ (2) RENAME_EXCHANGE: exchange source and target. Both must
+ exist; this is checked by the VFS. Unlike plain rename,
+ source and target may be of different type.
+
readlink: called by the readlink(2) system call. Only required if
you want to support reading symbolic links

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